Knowing how to get rid of weeds in your lawn – especially without damaging it – can elude even the savviest of gardeners. The good news is that it can be done!
While many opt to manually pull out weeds by hand, you could be missing any smaller growth under the “topcoat”. Known to colonise and dominate many Australian lawns, grass weeds can easily blend into the turf and quickly take over your favourite patch of lawn.
Common grass weed varieties found in Australian include:
- Winter grass
- Crowsfoot grass
- Crab grass
- Summer grass
- Nut grass
- Oxalis weed
- Mullumbimby couch
- Dandelion weed
The thing about weeds is that when you find one, there’s sure to be others. This is commonly why most people get overwhelmed at the task at hand, and allow the invaders to get comfortable in their garden.
Tips On How To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn
It’s important not to undo all of your hard work that’s been put into getting your lawn fluffy and green, as it can be hard to know which chemical-based weed killers may also damage your turf (or even your pets or kids).
While hand plucking weeds is the easiest, cost-free and efficient method used to prevent a weed infestation – it’s certainly not the most convenient. In comparison, a glyphosate-free weed killer like BioWeed is a safe way to keep them under control. As a non-residual solution, it will break down into the soil in as little as 72 hours and can combat over 200 invasive weed species – it’s not just exclusive to lawns!
How To Prevent Weeds In Your Lawn
The healthier your lawn is, dictates its ability to fend off any unwanted specimens. Keeping that in mind, there are many things that you can do to optimise conditions – especially as we come out of Winter.
Pick Up The Rake – While commonly used as a method to remove leaves and debris, a good old fashioned raking will help to find matted patches of grass where the blades are stuck together. This is often caused by a disease known as “snow mold”. Matted patches must be cleared in order to allow new grass to grow and access air.
Fertilise Your Lawn – By fertilising your lawn, you’re allowing the nutrients and microbes to “wake up” after virtually hibernating during the cooler months. It will also encourage your lawn to develop the strength that it needs to make it through the stress brought on by the heat of the upcoming summer. Try an organic and chemical free plant probiotic like BioBooster for a safer family alternative.
Hydration – The cusp of spring is a great time of the year to start training your lawn to be less-dependent on frequent watering. However, instead of busting out the sprinkler daily, try watering deeper and less often – this will encourage root growth to go deeper into the soil, making your lawn stronger and more tolerant (especially over Summer and soaring temperatures).
What’s the point of a well-manicured lawn if you can’t stop and feel the grass between your toes? Now that you have all of the insights required in order to keep the local turf weeds under control, there’s no reason why you can’t.
With a team of highly experience plant and gardening enthusiasts, the team at Bioweed are armed with a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks that can help you to get your lawn and garden looking their very best. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’re looking for further organic gardening solutions.